At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will discuss whether or how to support the annual BitCamp “Hackathon” event (

The BitCamp is an annual app development competition, at University of Maryland. The teams at Bitcamp develop apps and submit them for prizes.

If the Council decides to participate, it will discuss the following: 1) decide what the prize would be for the best app developed to serve College Park residents; 2) decide what the criteria would be in judging the apps submitted; and 3) decide who will be on the team to judge the apps submitted.

The event is scheduled for April 8-10, and the organizers will submit the proposals from participants who say that they are entering “our” contest.